Pippa Funnel Wins Burghley

Pippa Funnel Wins Burghley

Going into stadium today, Pippa Funnel had only a hair’s whisker of a lead over Piggy French (whom she calls “Piglet”) and Oliver Townend. Wearing her lucky number, 77, she managed to hold onto the lead when all three riders had one rail down and win by 0.1 penalty point riding MGH Grafton Street. It’s […]

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Burghley XC Spills & Thrills

Lauren Kieffer

Still no replay up of the cross country rides. This compilation shows the problems that were had on course, with a few fences causing a lot of the problems. I hope Burghley posts the XC replay soon because I’d like to see the course ridden without the problems. There were some scary moments shown in […]

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Burghley XC takes casualties

Going into today’s cross-country course at Burghley, riders were already talking about how tough the course would be. That proved to be correct. Out of 64 starters, just 33 made it through the finish flags; 22 added no jumping faults; and only one horse and rider combo — Piggy French on Vanir Kamira — made […]

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#ride4Ashley

Ashley Stout

Whenever I see a large jump in views on my blog, my heart sinks. Usually it means that there has been a rotational fall somewhere in the world (my post, What is a Rotational Fall and How can They be Prevented) has high Google rankings. Sadly, yesterday that prediction came true. Thirteen-year old Ashley Stout […]

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Piggy French wins Badminton, and the success of frangible pins

Pigg French and Vanir Kamira

What a day for Piggy French! After 24 attempts at the 5* level, she pulled ahead of Oliver Townend in the show jumping phase, to win by 0.8 seconds on Vanir Kamira. Her clear round was unexpected as show jumping is not the mare’s strong suit. Oliver Townend finished second on his 2017 Burghley winner, […]

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Oliver Townend Leads Badminton Dressage After First Day

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Fresh off his win at the Land Rover Kentucky Rolex event, Oliver Townend is again sitting in first place after the first day of Dressage at the Badminton Horse Trials on his first ride, Cillnabradden Evo. The two logged an incredible 19.7 — the lowest score in Badminton history and a personal best for both […]

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Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class Pull off Second Win at Rolex

Oliver Townend Wins Rolex

Coming into show jumping today at Rolex, the top riders had no room for error. Oliver Townend led with 25.3; Boyd Martin sat in second with 27.9; and Tim Price was third with 30.9. All three rode flawless clear rounds. This means that Townend wins his second Rolex on Coolio. Remember that it’s free to […]

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